There is a certain level of luxury reserved for the discerning few, and this 1956 Continental Mark II truly represents this upper echelon of rare vintage vehicles. Yes, it was even above Lincoln in the hierarchy, but we did list it in the name. As you read on, you'll see this extremely rare Mark II has been treated with the right respect all its life, with the right maintenance and investments just the way you would do, too.
The Mark II was a statement about having European luxury with American flair. You see it in a design with exceptionally clean sheetmetal that could rival the best of the pre-war French designs balanced with mammoth chrome bumpers that are so well integrated into the design that you barely notice the exhaust under the taillights. Of course the elegance of this car is further heightened by a recent professional application of a metallic silver. The modern clearcoat shine makes this whole body look like it was forged out of precious metal. You'll love pouring over all the details of this hand-crafted coupe, including the turbine-style wheels, whitewall tires, and all the correct badging. And of course, you'll love the graceful bulge in the center of the trunk where the spare tire lives underneath – an iconic namesake feature that has been added to other car over the years.
The metallic mint and burgundy interior is nearly worth the price of admission all on its own. It's a unique and beautiful color combination that nicely coordinates with the seats, carpeting, door panels, and headliner to create a beautiful uniform appearance. The instrument panel was influenced by both aircraft and clocks. It has wonderfully detailed dials and levers for the HVAC controls, making for a very unique driving experience. Beyond the intricate factory wheel is a full gauge panel that even includes a tachometer. It's a fantastically original-style presentation that even has provisions for power windows as well as factory air conditioning. You even get the original AM radio and a power seat.
The 368 cubic-inch V8 was the best Lincoln had to offer in the day, and it was rumored the Continental engines were even further refined for the best quality. You can see this connection in the fantastically presented engine bay that features stock elements like the air cleaner, big blue block, and Continental star valve covers. The four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust sound like the kind of features for a muscle car, but in this application, it's all about providing effortless power with plenty of refinement. And a car this nice deserves to be driven with distinction. That's the refined ride is combined with easy driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
With only around 3,000 ever produced over its short production run, the Continental Mark II is a true rare luxury classic. So when you can pick up a distinguished example of America's Rolls-Royce at an obtainable price, you know this is a fleeting opportunity. Call today!!!